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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Favorite Television shows. Stay tuned for more after a few words from our sponsor.

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog ( has yet another successful series on her hands: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History (
). Facebook groupIn recent years, interest in genealogy has grown by leaps and bounds. It’s great that so many people are researching their ancestors, but what about our own personal histories? Are we so busy recording the events of others that we forget to preserve our own? There will be 52 topics (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

What was your favorite radio or television show from your childhood? What was the program about and who was in it?

You should have fun with this project. You might interpret the topics any way you wish. Suppose you had this type of information about your own ancestors: what a treasure chest it would be! Take the time to jog your own memory and provide a wonderful wealth of historical information for those who will come after us.

Here at Lewisville, we are just interpreting it differently to do the Meyer family at the Sunnyslope farm. I should do this exactly as said for my personal family and my self, but I am not read
to that, when if fits so good into the Meyer family era's story that should be told.

I feel I need to remind you that the Meyer family did not get a television until Sissy was about eleven or twelve years of age, which was about 1962 -3. Sylvia refused to let them have a rotary box nor any kind of Antennae on top of the house. She was afraid of house fires, lightning hitting it, etc. [ In those days it was a good reason to worry]
Luckily they lived near the Lewisville TV tower which brought in a clear signal from the CBS channel 12 KEYC in Mankato to their tv set with the rabbit ears. The tower wasn't in Lewisville, but it wasn't very far away from there.

But still the Meyer children saw other shows on other channels and the desire to view these at home was there.

Sometimes after a storm, they would accidentally notice other channels coming in pretty good. So then they would be motivated to try again.
Many memorable Schemes and plans and experiments were conducted to bring in other channels to view what other people were watching on other Channels. Like Bonanza; or Father knows Best; The Loretta Young show; Axels Tree House; the Mickey Mouse Club; Mighty Mouse cartoons.American Bandstand. Sometimes the methods worked slightly, and a skimpy time period, if it went well. Eventually they did get a little rotary box, but it was still nothing to brag about.

I might post something about some of the shows that they tried so hard to get. Each kid had their own desires, you know.

When Sissy moved away, it was probably a pleasure to have a different channel than CBS.

I hope to cover a few Posts on this TV topic, but they don't exactly fall under the exact question prompt as it reads.

Stay tuned for more after a few words from our sponsor.
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